U.S. Customs and Border Protection screens thousands of travelers per day entering the United States. (Photo: AirlineGeeks

Homeland Security Withdraws Proposal for Compulsory Facial Recognition at Airports for U.S. Citizens

The use of biometric information such as fingerprints and facial recognition in the airline industry has become more familiar to passengers around the world over recent years. In addition to such procedures as biometric boarding,, the ‘capturing’ of biometric information on passports and visa applications is becoming commonplace and touted as a more efficient way to process arriving passengers through border control systems. At some terminals at London’s Heathrow Airport, electronic gates have been available for passengers over 12 years…